Overactive Bladder: Is There a Link to the Metabolic Syndrome in Men?
Kirby, Michael G × Wagg, Adrian Cardozo, Linda Chapple, Christopher Castro-Diaz, David De Ridder, Dirk Espuna-Pons, Montserrat Haab, Francois Kelleher, Con Kölbl, Heinz Milsom, Ian Van Kerrebroeck, Philip Vierhout, Mark Salvatore, Stefano Tubaro, Andrea #
Allen R. Liss
Neurourology and Urodynamics vol:29 issue:8 pages:1360-1364
It is becoming increasingly clear that a variety of metabolic, cardiovascular, and endocrine factors contribute to male pelvic health. In particular, a growing body of evidence suggests a relationship between lower urinary tract symptoms, benign prostatic hyperplasia, overactive bladder, erectile dysfunction, and the metabolic syndrome. This article explores these relationships, focusing on the role of the autonomic nervous system and hyperinsulinemia, together with their implications for urological practice. Neurourol. Urodynam. (c) 2010 Wiley-Liss, Inc.